Friday 9/2: Physician of Souls

Psalm 35:1-28. Another psalm, like No. 37 yesterday, that links to Jesus' beatitudes (Matthew 5). There the Lord twice blesses the persecuted. How can I live into that today, with calm trust that as promised here, our enemies won't ultimately prevail?

Job 9:1-35. In Jesus I have the mediator (daysman, verse 33 KJV) Job longed for when God seemed remote and incomprehensible. What situation in my life cries out for that right now?

I Timothy 6:3-12. That loving money is a root of evil isn't less true for all its familiarity. Where is that root subtly growing in me? What steps can I take today to have treasure in heaven instead?

Luke 5:27-32. Did Jesus mean in verse 32 that some don't need him as physician of souls, or merely that some don't know they need him? How can I keep him as near today as each breath?

These are some of the questions I asked myself in studying this morning's four readings from the  St. James Daily Devotional Guide. Where is your self-examination leading today?